Literacy programs

Phase 2 of the Manukau Family Literacy Programmes (2004)

Final (Third) Formative and Process Evaluation Report

The Manukau Family Literacy Programme has now been in operation during 2003 at two sites, involving three intakes of adults and their nominated children (attending either the participating kindergarten or primary school).

As a result of the evaluative data reported in this and the first two reports, the following statements represent a summary of the evaluation findings for the MFLP.

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2006-07-07

Measuring Non-Academic Outcomes In Adult Literacy Programs: A Literature Review (2005)

This literature review on measuring non-academic outcomes in adult literacy programs is meant to provide information and, possibly, direction for the research team involved in a project to measure non-academic outcomes in learners from community based programs in Ontario.

The author has gathered over 100 references related to this topic, some of which are very relevant and some of which are only peripherally so.

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2006-06-23

Family Literacy in Ontario (2006)

Putting it on the MAP!

The positions and recommended actions in this working paper are framed and informed by a recent province-wide study survey of the state of family literacy programming in Ontario, commissioned by Action for Family Literacy Ontario (AFLO), a working group of the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC).

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2006-06-08

Making Mousse at the Mac (1995)

Cindy Gent, adult learner and author, writes about making chocolate mousse at Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Alberta.

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2006-05-23

Evaluating Outreach Strategies and Events (2003)

Final Report

Over an eleven-month period, the Evaluating Outreach Strategies and Events (EOSE) project evolved from the need to better understand how to reach out to potential learners in the Tri-County area to a pilot implementation strategy that involved two spokespeople, two new promotional materials with a focused message and a targeted outreach model based on word-of- mouth referrals.

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2006-05-04

Quality Storytents (2006)

A Resource for Family, Early Childhood and Community Literacy Workers

The Quality Storytent Program is a means of providing literacy access and support where these might not otherwise appear.

The document includes the following:
1- An introduction to storytent
2- The philosophy behind it
3- How to plan for one
4- How to deliver a Quality storytent
5- Special challenges
6- References and indexes.

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2006-03-17

Submission to The Honourable Dwight Duncan Minister of Finance (2006)

The Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario, is a charitable, non-profit adult literacy organization with close to 300 members from across the province, made up of literacy programs, networks, individuals, and people with literacy challenges.

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2006-02-01

What We Heard (2004)

Community-Based Literacy Consultation 2004

In the spring of 2004, the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) consulted with representatives of community learning organizations across the province. Seven sessions were held with over 85 participants.

This document summarizes the results of these community consultations. The appendices include lists of participants and comments received during the sessions.

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2005-12-13

Towards a Fully Literate Canada (2005)

Achieving National Goals through a Comprehensive Pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy

“Towards a Fully Literate Canada” is the title that the Advisory Committee has adopted for its Report. This title expresses in clear language the Committee's primary recommendation. The Government of Canada, in full partnership with the provinces and territories, should commit itself to the goal of a fully literate country by adopting, implementing and promoting a comprehensive Pan-Canadian Literacy Strategy.

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2005-12-08

Setting the Compass (1999)

A Program development and evaluation tool for volunteer programs in Alberta

This document is the final product of the Alberta Literacy Program Standards (ALPS) Project.

ALPS was a project of the Association of Literacy Coordinators of Alberta, and was funded by the National Literacy Secretariat.

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2005-11-14

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